You can run a successful marketing agency with a remote team.
Actually, you can run any type of business with a remote team! Just remember one thing: it is all about organization.
Look at Dr. Rissy’s Writing and Marketing as an example. We are a remote team placed not just around the United States, but around the world! Regardless of the distance, we have found a way to make it work.
At first, it was hard because of the inherent challenge of distributing tasks among people who aren’t in the same time zone. To meet that challenge, we made sure to find the right tools that helped us stay on the same page.
Each tool has its own objective, whether it is time management, organization, communication, etc. Together, they can help businesses work miracles.
Here are some of our favorites!
Trello is where we keep all our client’s information and tasks. We love it because it lets us organize plans and projects depending on each client’s needs. It also lets us see which team member is working on each project and the project’s overall status.
We feel Twist is an underrated platform because it can do so much for you. In our case, it helps each conversation feel less chaotic. Twist accomplishes this by separating discussions into threads and channels. You simply find the discussion you are interested in, and join!
You must know about this one already — in the era of COVID, this is THE platform for friends, family, and coworkers keeping in touch. Zoom is incredibly convenient for team meetings — you simply set the time and send an invitation to the team members that need to join. Plus, since Zoom doesn’t place a cap on how many people can join, no matter how large your team is everyone can join in!
- Google Drive
We work a TON of documents, and Google Drive allows us to keep them all organized in just one place. We can also save our files and synchronize them with every member of our team.
Remember that working remotely is all about communication! So make sure to find the tools that will help all your team to be on the same page.